Sunday Tea Parties + Leather Rise & Recline Chair on Special Offer!

Below is an update from one of our team who hosted their first Sunday tea party for Contact the elderly, one of our Charities for 2012, this last weekend:

“My first time as a host for Contact the elderly.  I love baking but am a bit out of practice – a trial batch of scones the previous day was straight out for the birds, but having realised that my fan oven temperature converter was wrong the Sunday morning batch came out just fine.  We stuck to a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and cake which was (gratifyingly) well received and easy for our guests to have as much or as little as they wanted.

I had worried about how I would seat everyone comfortably as a number of our guests suffered from reduced mobility but my husband did a great job in furniture rearranging and offering a strong arm to the ladies.  We hosted 5 elderly guests and 4 volunteer drivers.  Conversation was non stop with a wide variety of topics and there was a really interesting variety of people – both the elderly guests and the driver-volunteers who taxied the guests and stayed for tea and conversation.

As a family we really enjoyed the afternoon – a young guest of ours who is in London interning after graduating last year came back from a weekend trip early in order to be there ( she was quickly designated chief scone compiler and demonstrated an amazing ability to pile large quantities of jam and cream onto quite dainty scones!).  As we waved everyone off in gorgeous sunshine we were already discussing the menu for our next Contact the elderly Sunday.  Volunteers hosts are asked to commit two Sundays a year.

For us it was a real pleasure to welcome the elderly guests and their drivers into our home and definitely something we will look forward to repeating.  My husband has already compiled a list of cake possibilities and suggested some trial runs with him as chief taster! ”

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

STOP PRESS:   Sven Leather Rise & Recline Chairs on special offer to clear stock from our warehouse – ONLY £499 (normally £599) in Black, Brown, Burgundy and Cream – whilst stocks last.

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